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Jamey Johnson Earns a Golden ‘Guitar’

Brian Kaplan

Jamey Johnson‘s latest collection, ‘The Guitar Song,’ was recently certified gold by the RIAA for more than 500,000 units sold. He was presented with a plaque commemorating the accomplishment during a gathering with his label at Nashville’s the Palm restaurant Friday (February 18).

The singer-songwriter thanked his band, producers, record label and everyone involved behind-the-scenes for their involvement in making the album a success. “Everybody in this room has earned their money,” he said with a laugh, “and I appreciate it.”

“We get positive feedback from the audience every night, so that is our thank you,” Jamey continued. “But the people who work behind the scenes that maybe aren’t on the road with us and don’t get that immediate feedback, that immediate thank-you from people, it’s real important for them to get to come out and share a night like this with everyone else.”
“It’s something everybody worked equal parts on and holds an equal amount of responsibility for the success of it,” he added. “If it hadn’t had gone gold, we’d probably still have a party and patted each other on the back no matter what because it is a good team. Music ain’t exactly the easiest profession to be in, but it’s one of the best, if you ask me.”

‘The Guitar Song’ is nominated for Album of the Year at the ACM Awards in April and received a pair of Grammy nods, including Country Album of the Year and Best Male Country Vocal performance for the song, ‘Macon.’

Following the party, Jamey strolled across the street to the Bridgestone Arena, where he performed as part of Kid Rock‘s tour, making its next stop in Kansas City, Mo., Friday (February 25). You can also catch a behind-the-scenes look at his latest video for ‘Playing the Part,’ which was directed by actor Matthew McConaughey.

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